Ali Kazimi is a filmmaker, author and media artist whose work deals with race, social justice migration, history and memory. He is the recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts. and the same year he received a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa from the University of British Columbia. His award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries include Narmada: A Valley Rises (’94), Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas (’97), Documenting Dissent (’01), Continuous Journey (’04), Runaway Grooms (’06), Rex versus Singh (’09), Random Acts of Legacy (’16), and Beyond Extinction: Sinixt Resurgence (’22)
Vikalp@Prithvi is a monthly series of documentaries and short films brought to you by Vikalp: Films for Freedom in collaboration with Prithvi Theatre in Bombay. In May 2020, Vikalp@Prithvi programmed Narmada: A Valley Rises, viewers posted their questions online. If you have missed the film you watch it here.Q. My head hangs in shame. They just wiped out a whole natural culture and our heritage of an old way of life fiercely connected to its soil, plundered the most fertile Narmada basin all along those hundreds of miles, who will restore the plundering ? Is this what we believe in when…
Ali Kazimi UBC Vancouver Sprint 2019 honorary degree recipient.
Was honoured to be interviewed on one of my favourite news show Democracy Now! by the wonderful Amy Goodman. I was asked to come to the CBC building in Toronto, where the show had apparently rented a studio. I was led to a massive studio which looked strangely familiar – it was the set for the flagship, and iconic, Canadian prime time news show The National.